Vapiano, the fast-casual Italian concept that first launched in Hamburg, Germany, in 2002, is trying to succeed in the U.S., and with more than 200 locations worldwide, it's the most international of this year's growth concepts. The chain is gaining some traction, with sales at its U.S. locations up 20.5% last year, while unit count grew 25%, to 10. Its restaurants feature long oak tables for communal dining and its menu boasts a selection of pizza and Italian fare.

LocationMcLean, Va.
2018 Systemwide Sales ($000,000)$26
YOY Sales Change20.5%
2018 U.S. Units10
YOY Unit Change25.0%
2018 Average Unit Volume ($000)$2,965
Future 50 Year2019
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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